Additional DONUTS New TLDs Now Available for Pre-Registration
DONUTS is the largest new TLD applicant with over 300 applications. Over the coming months, new TLDs will be available for Sunrise, EAP and Go Live from DONUTS.
The first set of DONUTS’ new TLDs include: .BIKE , .CAMERA, .CLOTHING, .CONSTRUCTION, .CONTRACTORS , .DIAMONDS , .DIRECTORY, .ENTERPRISES , .EQUIPMENT, .ESTATE , .GALLERY, .GRAPHICS, .GURU , .HOLDINGS , .KITCHEN , .LAND , .LIGHTING, .PHOTOGRAPHY, .PLUMBING , .SINGLES , .TECHNOLOGY , .TIPS, .TODAY, .VENTURES, .VOYAGE
The next batch of DONUTS’ new TLDs were made available by HEXONET on January 14th, 2014: .ACADEMY .BUILDERS .CAB .CAREERS .CENTER .COMPANY .COMPUTER .DOMAINS .EMAIL .LIMO .MANAGEMENT .PHOTOS .RECIPES .SHOES .SOLUTIONS .SUPPORT .SYSTEMS .TRAINING
DONUTS also offers new services and innovations like their domain-blocking program, which is designed to help companies protect their brands and IP rights. DPML stands for Domains Protected Marks List. The DPML program prevents cybersquatting by allowing brand and trademark owners to block all second level registrations across all DONUTS’ TLDs with one trademark submission! Click here for further details
For those who have HEXONET EOI’s (Expression-of-Interest) you can now convert them into standard domain applications (pre-registrations). For more information about first newTLDs including a comprehensive new TLD calendar please visit – https://wiki.hexonet.net/index.php/NewTLD_Main_Page. For pricing details please login to your Control Panel account and navigate to Manage Account > My Account > Prices
Sunrise: A pre-launch phase providing mark holders the opportunity to register domain names in a TLD before registration is generally available to the public. New gTLD registries are required to offer a Sunrise period of at least 30 days. Those companies with a validated trademark entry in the Trademark Clearinghouse can register their branded domain during the sunrise phase. Sunrise periods will in most cases include an auction process, while some will be offered on a “first-come, first-served” basis.
EAP – Early Access program (In lieu of the typical landrush): The Donuts EAP will occur at the beginning of and is part of general availability for each TLD and lasts for seven days. EAP registrations are offered on a first-come, first served, non-restricted basis.
GA – General Availability or Go Live: The General Availability phase follows all Sunrise and Landrush periods. This is the open-ended phase where the TLD is available on a “first-come, first-served” basis to the general public.